A Sixth Grade Window

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." ~Sydney J. Harris

Archive for March 27, 2012

Going Global…

We have been working really hard to prepare ourselves for our upcoming state test!  But, we have also been continuing to read, write, problem solve…and blog!  The connections we are making and the new learning is amazing, and so much fun!  I have just started to add blogs that we regularly visit to the left side blogroll.  Check them out…we are learning so much from them.  I was very excited following them tonight, because one of the first classroom blogs that I checked out and still one of my favorites is Huzzah.  I was scrolling through tonight and we are listed as one of their blogging friends, how cool!!!   The students loved the Huzzah surveys that the students made, we had to tear ourselves away. ;)  We are planning to make our own surveys soon.  The students have already come up with fantastic ideas and I can see such useful ways to use these surveys; writing, understanding bias, age groups, geography, reading.  Thank you!

Through taking part in the blogging challenge we also stumbled across this cool vocabulary blogging challenge creation.  Check out free rice…for every correct vocabulary answer, 10 grains of rice are donated through the World Food Programme…the discussion we had about this idea while we practiced vocabulary was outstanding.

We were also posed with this question –

Are you, your family and other members of your class, school, community going to take part in Earth Hour on Saturday 31st March at 8.30pm? Visit the Earth Hour website to find out what you could be doing.

We didn’t know about Earth Hour, so that was great learning too!

Congratulations to all students for finishing their Zoo Investigation in measurement.  The final products were wonderful!!  I am very proud of all of you.  I did promise a winner…and for their creativity, attention to measurement specifications, and hard work (even clocking recess time)….the winners of Starbuck’s on Friday are Cheyenne, Paige, Kassidy, and Meghan.  Again, great job to ALL of you!  Should we have a contest for the GeoCity? ;)